The Arizona Board of Legal Specialization identifies lawyers who have demonstrated superior knowledge, skill, integrity, professionalism and competence in a specific area of law, to better serve the public by increasing the quality of legal services. The Board certifies attorneys in eight areas of law.
To be a Certified Criminal Law Specialist, lawyers must meet the following specific requirements:
In Arizona, the bar membership is nearing 20,000 active members. Of that number, there were less than 100 lawyers certified as Criminal Law Specialists in 2014. Todd K. Coolidge has been a certified Criminal Law Specialist since 2000. In addition, Mr. Coolidge is a member of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission which screens and nominates applicants for initial certification or re-certification for specialization in Criminal Law.